We believe that it is important to have a formal statement of a covenant and commitment to each other as Christians who are members at Norwich Baptists Church. The following statement is found in our Church Constitution and is our commitment to care for each other after the pattern of Jesus:
Having been led by the Spirit to profess our faith in Jesus Christ, and having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we do now solemnly and joyfully affirm our covenant with God and each other.
We pledge to serve Christ in the fellowship of this church. We shall endeavour to love one another, to remember one another in prayer, to share each other’s joys, and to sustain each other in times of distress. We intend to be a community of faith, where those without Christ may find Him, and where all who come may find welcome. We shall strive to be responsible community members, through faithful attendance, unselfish use of our gifts, and generous giving.
We shall seek to be a community of Believers, who are obedient to Christ in our daily living. Within our homes, in our work, and while at leisure, we shall pursue attitudes and actions which will reflect God’s spirit working through us. Believing that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, we will strive to live in such a way that honours the Lord God.
Drawn together in a fellowship of faith with all who confess Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord, we will pray and work for a spirit of unity among all Christians. Believing that we are called to be witnesses in the world, we will seek to practice kindness, justice and caring in all we do.
We will support the work of missions in our community, country and around the world.
We commit our lives to God and His Kingdom work and we will seek to depend on His Grace, as we work together for His Glory.